>DARK SOULS 2
>Official Patch Notes/Player Stats/Server Status
>DS2 Stats softcaps info
>Soul Memory Visualiser
>Name Censor Check (PC)
>DARK SOULS 1
>Soul Level Calculator
>Killing the Four Kings
>Standard PC Control Scheme
>Accessing the DLC
Kill the Dark Root Basin hydra, kill the Gold Golem behind it. If the Golem isn't there reload your save place the lordvessel, kill the lone Blue Golem at the start of Duke's
Go back to Darkroot Basin where the Gold Golem spawned, enter the portal.
>Recommended Co-Op Lvs
11 parish, 20 Quelaag, 30 Quelaag/Sens, 50 Anor Londo, 100 Artorias
#/vg/DarkSouls on irc.rizon.net
>fighting demon of song for the first time alone
>mfw I rekt
but you said it was easy!
bait it to the fog do you enter using ranged attacks, from there backpedal with it to the other fog door that opens when you beat it
do this until you kill it back and forth and it shouldnt be hard
I'm going to have to increase the canvas size again.
So many pictures.
>Everyone say it's easy
>Get it down to half health easily
>Suddenly, it decides to extend its 2 hit combo to 3 hits
>Die in one hit
>Go back in and play more cautiously
>It suddenly decides to extend its 3 hit combo to 4 hits when down to 30% health
I hate shit like this so much.
>he's the hero /dsg/ deserves
I can host a fight club for you xbox fags. My SM is 3412866. Not sure what the ranges are but you'll know yourself. I'm currently at threshold bridge but I can move if somewhere's more popular. Starting now on NG. Preferably cosplay, but no shitters. One buff per fight. See you lot there.
he's got the most predictable moveset
>wait for him to open hood and attack
>if it's just the grab, attack afterwards
>if he swings twice, wait a little more to see if he'll do the four hit combo
>if not, attack
he's like IK tier without the fucking cheese boss area
Melee is easy mode, though. Bait his arm swings, back up, wait for him to enter his refractory period
LOL XDand smack away. If he does his lunge, just wait for him to reach the apogee of his jump and roll to the side, and resume smacking. He's one of the easiest boss fights in the game, and the only reason you get so much co-op with him is because no one wants to go through the fucking Shrine of Amana again.
How do I get good? I win more than half of my PvPs but I just don't know how to improve aside from slowly leveling up...
I tried various builds, from my own creations to helixodon (for which my level is still a bit too low) but I still haven't found a build that works against everything decently well.
In DaS1 everything was much simpler. Just get that sweet poise and then go for BS fishing and you could already win 90% of all PvPs just that simple.
I'm going to start carrying Corrosive Urns for when I see Malformed Skullfags. Holy shit this is broken.
Why the fuck can you buff elemental weapons now? Who the fuck thought this shit would be balanced?
Ok I'm gonna have to ask this again.
How many of you aren't bullshitting and actually went back to DaS1? I'm thinking it's just you guys trying to increase your e-peen.
b team rushed the game, so they had so take out a lot of shit, including the lighting right before release likely because some defective asset fucked up the fps and they couldn't be bothered/didn't have the time to find and fix it. That's probably why DkS2 on the ps3 runs on 30 fps even with the graphics downgrades.
Threadly reminder that LGK is a woman with delicious child bearing hips.
i usually get rob+2 by killing twin pursuers and rsr+2 by killing valdstadltlt because otherwise you won't have that stuff until 2/3 through NG+
also, stock up on chunks/ repair powders/ amber herbs
Oh lawdy helixdons are terrible. I just fought one while doing an Oberyn cosplay. Raw onehanded santa spear with rotten pine resin, tseldora armor sans the hat.
>He does nothing but walk up to me and L1
>He raped her, he murdered her, he killed her children
>I backstep and running attack combo him
>Each hit does less than 100 damage to him
>This goes on for about ten running attack combos
>He actually has to pop moss about 5 times
>He stops to cast numbness
>Nothing else changes
>Just before he dies, I hear one of his rings break
It was fucking hilarious. He grazed me once during the whole fight because I had to scratch my face.
What can I do to spice up my double spiked dicksticks build?
Armor/lookwise, mind you.
>PvP Guide 1.0:
Always remember to use the entire moveset of your weapons, don't be predictable, especially against those with curved weapons, thrusting swords and small shields.
Always remember that your dodges usually happen 1 second later in the other player's screen.
Always remember when you are using heavy weapons to not use the analog stick for targeting, just let it auto target.
Always remember to have a varied setup, either have a bow or spells as backup, carry poison moss, maybe a shield in the early phases of PvP but don't rely on it much due to guardbreak.
Always remember to change 1h and 2h regularly, this will enable a greater moveset as well as ignore parry attempts with certain weapons.
Always remember that infinite stunlocking is a thing, you can go from 100% to 0 against a power-cestus user, regardless of what the rest of /dsg/ says, so stay on your toes, don't trade hits if you are not sure you'll come out the victor.
Always try to practice your weakpoints, either against random players or just ask someone on /dsg/, even though people here just seem to whine a lot, some of us are kind hearted.
Always be aware of the phantom range of certain weapons, twinblades, katanas and thrusting attacks are the biggest offenders, but there's no point in complaining, just try and do better next time.
Always remember that Havel's, buffs are a thing, find out the weakness in those kind of things. For example, buffs have a limited duration.
if you want to blame b-team do it right shitter.
they wanted to make light (and dark) a central element of the game (see age of fire/age of dark icon) in the early stages of development but decided in the later stages that its no good and so we have this game
Executioner's armor fits better with those.
>tfw I find this weapon during my first playthrough as a full on quality build
>amazing quality scaling with bleed and good base damage
>a bit later
>turns out scaling is worthless
>so is bleed
Holy fuck was I down because of that...
I picked dark souls up because
it's free for xbox right now.
How does this summoning shit work? Do I have to put up my mark and wait for some lonely soul to try and summon me? Does anyone even still play this game on xbox?
How dead is Dark Souls on ps3? Getting bored of Das 2.
Thanks for reminding
Anyone know how to get the sound files from MGRR?
When does the kill count increase by one after killing a host as a blue/red phantom? When the game autosaves immediately afterwards or after the loading screen that takes you to your own world again?
>You are not invincible for x amount of milliseconds, you are invincible for x amount of frames. Considering that not everything in game works on frames, such as the speed of a boss' attack, this could mean that you potentially have half as many frames of invincibility whilst running the game at 60 FPS, instead of the Console versions locked 30FPS. This is a fairly common Japanese programming technique, as Japanese game developers do not have much experience in developing PC games where this becomes an issue. Further testing needs to be done to compare the PC and Console versions, to see if the invincibility duration is longer on Consoles. This issue has already been confirmed for weapon durability, as players running the PC version at 60 FPS break their weapons twice as fast, as the weapon spends twice as many frames inside of the enemy. (This notice has been added on May 9th 2014)
Thanks B Team
i died to almost every boss on my first playthrough but how the hell do you manage to lose to the demon of song? you just can not.
all these bloodstains in the area must be these auto generated ones by from i heard about. they can't be real.
>4 2h R1s
Ok faggot? what's your point, 3 hits with UGS 4- 5 with everything else to without buffs. The point is not about damage.. which is shit in Dark Souls 2 btw.
>watch him pretend 4 hits is the norm in Dark Souls 2 w/o buffs.
When 2 changed to percent buffs it means every other weapon not elemental is shit. The worst part is standard consumable buffs are also % based which give no benefit to the normal upgrade patch.
Learn to read next time you shit faced cock sucking ass licking b team is my life defender.
There is no release date given.
You have to be human and put down your sign. If you want to summon people, be human and look for their sign.
I don't think that its that, especially, if the game is free right now.
I just invested what I needed for powerstancing them and made 'em lightning, seeing as the spiked dickstick is like the EXCELLENT CHOICE weapon in the sense that infusing it provides an increase in physical damage as well as bleed, all before even adding the elemental type to it. So with that and eventually sacred oath and blades +2, I'm hoping it'll do good enough as a quasi-quality build.
And thanks for the suggestion, I'll look up on the executioner's set now.
Always remember that rolling can be used as an offense move, but don't forget that the rolling attack is one of the most predictable and as such parriable attacks.
Always remember that honor only goes so far, say you let an opponent buff 3 times, that's your own fault. If they buff, you either punish or buff.
Of course duels are a different thing, but as a rule of thumb, weapon buffs are a-ok, the rest, they gotta work for it.
Always remember that terrain can be an advantageous thing, say you are fight a guy who swings a greatsword, find a wall for his swings to hit and punish.
Always remember, if they heal, you heal or you punish.
Always remember that baiting is a powerful tool, some movesets are incredible for that, so learn your weaponry.
Always remember that preparation can be your greatest asset, for example, carrying the right shield against the right opponent is a given.
Always remember that jumping attacks on most weapons have enormous tracking, don't underestime a great weapon jump attack, it has the power and reach to devastate.
Always remember that in higher tiers of PvP there will be Havel's and Smelters with the same weapons alot, but there will also be fantastic players that use seemingly mundane (no pun intended) weapons to great use, never underestimate anyone.
Always remember that complaining for the sake of complaining brings nothing benefitial, just try and be better next time, sometimes you will be utterly beaten, just try again.
i just installed gedosato's new release
does it look brighter for anyone else? my settings are all the same
anyone know which setting has the greatest impact on overall brightness? my last version had it looking pretty dark. i have brightness turned all the way down in game btw
>farming heide knight's set
>random fag invades
>pretend to be afk at bonfire
>he buys it
>returns to his own world
I did this around 10 times already and most of them returned to their world
Yes I know but it's not out yet is it? I want to at least use it once before they patch it.
threadly reminder that Looking Glass-chan needs more fanart.
No. The majority of PvP in DS2, including all of below 2.5m SM, is inredibly easy and almost impossible to lose. I just don't know how to consistently beat someone in full havel+ironclad with 5 buffs when even my ripostes do less than 500 damage. Winning more than half is not good enough for me. I want to know how to win every single time.
That's what I am trying, but how?
Thanks for trying to help but I kinda knew all of that already.
Since I am still too low for a proper Helixodon build and I do not like how monotonous it is, I will go back to my Claymore + Transgressor's Leather Shield. Still doesn't solve the issue with havel+ironclad though.
>that entire mongoloid response
>comparing 4 hits with a curved sword to 4 hits with an UGS as if they're remotely similar
making them them static amounts benefits fast over heavy weapons, you see that right?
making them percent benefits all weapons equally
i'm not saying they're not op as fuck
no need to sperg out
parry, then roll right after
like, immediately after
I just fapped to femLGK while listening to the boss theme
when I finished I imagined
>Your allegiance to the covenant has deepened
Is Querns here for the FC? He's been ruining my business and I wanna see if I can finally beat him. It's nice to fight someone who actually knows how to play the danged game.
Also, I've got a spare Ruin Armor if anyone has any dupes of the rest of the set they'd like to trade.
>fixes that shit
>not SM, shockwaves, havels or the atrocious hit detection
gee i'm glad they're fixing these things instead of the shit that people have been loudly complaining about, thanks b-team you have saved the game
You shouldn't have problems finding people now that the game is free, I'm still getting loads of invasions in AL on pc from the steam sale. Co-op is generally slower but there's always people looking for help.
>mfw backstabbing afk faggots for making me waste an orb
>free +1 anyways
Thanks I'll give it a try later.
>Get pyro hand, hexer chest and leggings, smelter helm and gloves.
>Get flashsweat from Rosebeth
>Get flame quartz +1 from the pit with the flame salamanders in FotFG
>Get 2 pharros contraptions for the water in the Iron Keep
>No damage from lava except durability with all of the combined.
Really how hard can it be?
today is a good day, I'm helping LGK-chan quite a lot.
I remember having tons of fun pvping with this one. If I tried to pull anything like it in DaS2 I'd be shit on by buffed infused weapons.
I actually managed to invade someone before, too. Being able to shrug off a running katana thrust and punish it with my Zwei was nice.
rest of the system left behind
also I dont believe they fucked it up in Jan 2014. More like early to mid 2013 and we have gutter as the "true Dark Souls" experience.
Lets be honest we only got these early dev images because the marketing guys from Bamco had to fuel the hype created by DS1.
Can you remember any DS1 early dev images or video footage?
I certainly dont and was happy how DS1 turned out. Maybe it was way better early dev too?
>look up this guy on wiki
>"Oddly enough, Felkin only attacks you with pyromancies and fire spells (some unique to him), and casts them with his Sunset Staff, which is impossible to do as the player."
it helps being in NG+ since most of the game's populations is in it.
It works in NG too, but its really rare to have someone not instakilling LGK.
the gutter and black gulch probably takes 4-5 minutes to go through if you are quick, it's not like there is anything that difficult or tedious there either, the poison statues are relatively easy to run past in black gulch
He's weird. Even Navlaan calls him a formidable hexer, and his behavior is also disturbing. But I think he's a cool guy, at least he's friendly and maybe just slightly mad. It was so lovely to hear "Together... into the Dark" from him.
Well how do you like my musketeer look?
roleplaying as a Royal Swordsman, helping other souls through Drangliec Castle and Lost Bastille.
why is the sword so shit?
why is this so
So how far into NG+2 do I have to be for Wellager to sell me Great Chaos Fireball and the other covenant shit? I need to finish my collection.
Can I buy them the moment I reach Donglick Castle or do I have to come back later?
Koreans are such fucking bros
>Only five people have been able to match me skill-wise
>Three of them were korean
>They have god-tier internet, never lag
>When I add them on steam to say good fight, they respond with something super polite and friendly
>They always have creative/original setups, no boring havelfags
I want a region lock that matches me only against koreans.
>go to boot up dark souls 2
>dark souls 2 has stopped working
I don't understand. 260 hours and this is the first time it's crashed on me. When I go to boot it up, it just goes to a white screen and tells me the game's stopped working, which is really fucking weird because I was playing it no worries literally 20 mins ago.
>never pre ordered a game in my life
>there was no reason to because lol digital release running out
>decide to pre order DaS II because I loved the first one and wanted to give my support to From Software
>feeling buyers remorse now
I'm ashamed for falling for all that marketing and hype they had going on.
>Its rather complicated
1- Search your name on "String", make sure unicode is marked.
2- Change all values with your name to desired name
That´s fucking it. Do people find doing this complicated or difficult?
It took me two weeks to get buyers remorse.
It gives my daily dose of PVPing and stuff.
and there's LGK-chan.
Yesterday, I reinstalled DaS and created a new character. Immediately, even though I have played it several times before, I felt the game. It has a very unique Souls-y air to it, and DaS2 lacks this. Firelink Shrine is incomparable to Majula.
Thine sorceries are more straight forward, negating all but thy self.
Dost thou not find some fascination in these discrepancies?
Should've let the first swing hit and then roll from the second one, with the 110 agility.
Would be a better demonstration.
I never expected to enrage someone with my name. guess I should stop posting LGK so much and my maybe put my character around here som more.
Friendly reminder that you cannot contribute to the board culture of /dsg/ without using a trip.
What's your excuse? Why haven't you adopted a trip yet, /dsg/?
Only because of Soul Memory, which forces you to level up and therefore does not punish you as it would if matchmaking were based on SL. If it were back to Soul Level, plenty of dream-builds could be broken because of the desire to not-use Agility.
But they are forced to unnecessarily use it because if they don't, they may as well hold up their shit 24/7 with a sign on it that says "GUARD BREAK ME" since rolling would not do shit for them.
But thank god for Soul Memory and its balance, am I right?
How about we tie attack speed to a stat, while we're at it? That way, the ultra slow Katanas can get a much needed buff because they're worthless. I mean, nobody even uses them because they swing so slowly.
i have more things than you
incl all drakekeeper drops
go get me lingering+2
>that fucking face
I love your drawings mate. I wanna follow your progress, any tumblr or some stuff?
Awesome pics. Great size. Look thick. Solid. Tight. Keep us all posted on your continued progress with any new progress pics or vid clips. Show us what you got man. Wanna see how freakin' huge, solid, thick and tight you can get. Thanks for the motivation.
most viable cosplays coming through;
anything better that these?
also, what weapons do bellfag midgets use?
>run past NPC red phantom in earthen peak
>manage to sit in the bonfire
>try to sneak behind it after it resets position
>move as slowly as possible
>when i'm twice the backstab distance away turns around instantly
>two shots me
the only way to have
fun?in this game is to bomb everything with spells
Is there a more anti-fun weapon class than the DaS2 greatswords?
In the entire SERIES, even?
>1hr2 turtling/kiting until one connects combos off half your health
>2h backstep WD spam until one connects and the combo takes off 2/3rds of your health
>Gigantic 360 arcs and phantom range that make attacking while they spam impossible
Like holy shit STOP
The worst is when they have cloranthy+2 and can just keep trying to WD forever with no openings and know to hit confirm so you can't setup parry them
i've tried comboing it with 30 dex and two +3 daggers but it eventually gets ghost hits and kills me
backstabbing doesn't wotk either since it does a jump attack, i get behind it but my character just does light attacks instead of a backstab, no idea why FROM would change the backstab mechanics from DaS1
but you're just a maymay spouter anyway
DLC Episode.1 ?CROWN OF THE SUNKEN KING?
DLC Episode.2 ?CROWN OF THE OLD IRON KING?
DLC Episode.3 ?CROWN OF THE IVORY KING?
3 DLCs announced, bam.
Gotta add Oscar in there. Longsword is a great weapon and the Elite Knight set has pretty reasonable defences considering that most of the cosplays won't be using infused buffs.
Also going as a dark weapon hollow from the gutter could be pretty brutal with the right build around it.
>Is there a more anti-fun weapon class than the DaS2 greatswords?
>In the entire SERIES, even?
Haven't really had a ton of time to play or read threads over the past few days. What's the consensus on the calibrations? Are they working?
Notes make it seem like they're more band-aid fixes. Fixes to important areas, but they still haven't touched scaling or Soul Memory.
>getting hyped after DaS2
What stopped them from putting it in the game when it releas- oh.
Apart from backstabs, NR was a pretty average weapon.
It was strong, yeah, but it didn't have anywhere near the combo length later greatswords did.
It still had to play the same way a claymore did, but with so much less range, you had to outplay the opponent.
You should have posted the
Can't wait for more bad lighting causing any and all locations displayed to look like shit as well as buggy as fuck everything.
Unless Miyazaki had a major part in this DLC like everyone is shouting for AND he realized what made the AotA DLC so good/what made Dark Souls so good, it's just gonna be a pile of shit.
And if he's smart, he'll milk it for what it's worth and sell it for $4.99 AT LEAST.
I ran into the biggest shitter, yesterday.
>Blueberrying in the Shrine of Amana
>Get sent to Drangleic castle
>Shitter hides up in Milfanito cage room
>Go up to get him
>Drop attack from top of elevador
>Rides elevador down
>Pull lever, wait
>He goes to the LGK fight, warp on home
SO IT CONTINUES
>Invading in Amana again
>Get sent to Drangleic again
>Same shitter, this time at the door to the room fulla statues after dual Dragonriders
>Poison Spotted Whip +4 him, he backsteps off the ledge to his death
AND SO IT CONCLUDES
>Sent to Drangleic again
>Same guy again
>Tries to elevator-cheese me again
>Don't bite, keep sending up empty elevator
>Decorate Kings Passage with prism stones
>He keeps sending elevator back down
>Keep sending it back up
>Eventually, shitter extraordinaire comes down
>Spends 5 minutes chucking lightning at me (he had a lot of lightening)
>Dodge, dodge, dodge, cast some pyromancy, dodge
>Eventually time out
I've never timed out of an invasion, before, but there's only so much you can do when your target is elevator cheesing and chugging while playing keep away. Also, I've never seen anyone set the table for a quick victory over an invader like he did only to fall off a ledge; he had me on the second invasion, dead to rights, and he dived harder than PK Subban. I was in awe.
>game only just came out
>3 separate dlcs
it's not going to give me cancer, but it'll be lacklustre as fuck
NR was the most awful weapon to play against because of EL RHINO style. I.E. pure turtling with dark silver shield looking for nothing but backstabs. You could do it with any weapon, sure, but NR was the absolute best at it because huge HP huge BS damage no buff reliance.
I have nothing against it when used two-handed.
>An area that looks like Doors of Pharros expansion
I don't think we're gonna get an Artorias of DS2 since there was no build up, no major nor small lore to actually emphasize a major, cool battle. Not only because of that, but because most Bosses in a gameplay standpoint are pretty boring (not to mention SHOCKWAVES from some of them and other hitbox issues).
I'm buying it because I want it.
>dark souls 2
>Now max levels are seriously unkillable. Even by other max levels.
Nigga please. I agree that sl 150 has lesser chance to beat them, but my sl 500 wreck helixodons on arena constantly with mundane BDGS and Sacred Oath. And i'm not even minmaxing my armor.
You only need to kite them till the Numbness is gone.
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Modification of the phenomenon that she can move at high speed
Modification of the phenomenon that she can move floating in the air
I paid $50 for the game and put over 200 hours into it since it was released. Most of my friends have played longer than me.
If they want me to pay for more content, fuck yes I will.
Have you traded before? If not, here are the steps:
1. I summon you
2. You drop the items I want
3. You black crystal out
4. I backup my save file
5. I summon you again
6. I drop you the items you want and the items you gave me
Really? How about you fix your broken ass game first.
>not planning on making any DLC - gonna release a finished game
>people will defend this
>people WILL defend this
>Find a good hiding place in snow level
>Delicate String, Dried Finger, and Seed of a Tree of Giants.
This land is peaceful, its inhabitants kind.
>for a broken game which is flawed from the ground up
Let's think about the prospect of How Shitty This Shit is Gonna Be.
After working on Dark Souls 2 for a decent time, they release it in an extremely buggy state with several things implemented that severely dampen or otherwise hurt the game in one sense or another.
They fix some things with a patch but cause major problems with the same patch.
Then information comes out that From is working on "Project Beast," on which everyone jumps aboard after being announced or at least revealed shortly after the release of Dark Souls 2 in all of its bugginess.
THEN DLC is revealed shortly after the Project Beast reveal, three episodes, without any information regarding fixing Dark Souls 2 in its current sorry state.
I think it's safe to assume that Dark Souls 2 is already lingering on death. I also think it's safe to assume that From is about to make a lot of money swindling people for buggy, unfinished DLC for a buggy, unfinished game.
I can't help but to appreciate their marketing.
Where were you when DaSII died ?
Just kidding, it was shit from the start
Now we know why they're not fixing the game, apparently they're busy making DLC instead.
Some of you people are seriously excited about DLC being released THIS QUICKLY after release? A release that should have been delayed another six months so FROM could fix their busted shit, no less.
Gaming has gone to shit because companies can follow up a game like DS1 with a game like DS2 and people will STILL froth at the mouth when presented with more. "Whadda ya want, man? I can't help myself, it's more Dark Souls!"
YOU WERE THE CHOSEN ONE FROM
YOU SUPPOSED TO GIVE IT FOR FREE
It's fucking over. DLC before fixing the fucking game first.